Tobias Maier is the CFO for Middle East & Africa at DHL Global Forwarding, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group that is responsible for DHL’s air, ocean and overland freight forwarding business. In this role, Mr. Maier leverages his vast experience and leadership in finance to build a digitally-savvy team that provides sound counsel to business leaders in the region.

As of January 2019, he assumed the additional role of CEO of Saloodo! Middle East & Africa, the digital road freight platform developed under the auspices of DHL Global Forwarding. Tobias is spearheading the continued expansion of this digital platform that uses logistics technology to accurately match shippers to transport providers across the region.

Prior to joining DHL in 2008, he first honed his skills as a finance specialist at Kraft Foods (known as Mondelez today) and Detecon, a Zurich-based consulting firm. Tobias studied economics at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg University of Mining and Technology) in Germany and is fluent in English, German and French.

Tobias Maier

Regional CFO, DHL Global Forwarding, and CEO, Saloodo


Day 1 | 16 May 2023 | Strategic panel: Infrastructure optimization in complex supply chains and logistics